CNS Course 2007
Dynamics of neuronal excitability: spike generation, neuromodulation, oscillation
Single Cell Computation
Plasticity and compositionality in cortical networks
Time representations and sensorimotor learning
Active sensing and neuronal signaling in the vibrissa system
|Tue. 18.||Wedn. 19.
|| loose discussions
|coffee break|| or activities
- Tuesday 19:00
- Wednesday 18:30 (after city tour)
- Paulaner, Schnitzeltag, Hefetag
- Thursday 19:00
- Friday 19:00
- Mr. Jones
18-23 September 2007 in Göttingen
As in the last years there will be a fall course on computational
neuroscience from 18th to 23rd of September hosted by the BCCN
Göttingen. In 2007, this fall course takes place right before the
inauguration symposium as a tutorial for BCCN students as well as an
open fall course for external students.
The course is
intended to provide graduate students and young
researchers from all parts of neuroscience with working knowledge of
theoretical and computational methods in neuroscience and to acquaint
them with recent developments in this field.
The speakers provide an overview on important aspects and recent developments in their fields of expertise by means of three-hour tutorials. In addition to the tutorials, participants will gather in small groups and study one out of a number of recent research papers that are related to the respective tutorial. The "self-study" will be supervised by the speakers such that (based on the introduction given in the tutorials) a profound insight in the main ideas can be obtained. The results of the self-study will be shared with other participants and discussed with them and the speakers during the presentations.
The particular form of the course has proven successful in previous courses (1999 and 2001 at Bochum, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 at Göttingen). It combines lecturing with an active interaction with the main ideas of the topical fields in a way which has proven efficient given the time constraints of the course.
One of the main objectives of the course will be to enable participants from any field of neuroscience to study recent research papers on their own. Each day of the course is devoted to a different topic. Part of the teaching will be in form of a tutorial, but there shall be room for the activities of the participants. In previous years each day has been divided into three phases:
Before noon there will be a tutorial consisting of two lectures (2 times 90 min) where (as a rule) the first one should introduce the topic of research and the second one more specifically should provide background information for the study of a number of recent key papers in the field.
Each paper is then assigned to a group consisting of about four participants. The papers shall be scanned already before the course (the papers can be downloaded some weeks before the course). In the early afternoon, participants discuss the paper and prepare a presentation to the members of the other groups. Speakers will be available during the self-study phase to answer questions related to the papers.
Later in the afternoon there are slots of 20 min presentations of these papers by one or more representatives of each group and discussions together with the tutorial speakers and the members of other groups.
In the evening there will be opportunities to participate in various social activities.
Registration fee is 100 Euro.
Due to the graceful
support of the Otto Bock Company, we can offer a limited number of
In order to apply for a grant, we ask for a detailed motivation as well as a reference note from your supervisor.
Travel Grants will comprise your travel expenses, accommodation and 50 euros for meals.
Former Fall Courses on Computational Neuroscience in Göttingen